Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chocolate Coffee Cake

I got my haircut today.  I usually go to really cheap places like Hair Cuttery.  I'm not picky, and I don't like spending loads of money every few months to get my haircut.

I have needed my hair cut for a while, but I have been busy.  I'm leaving for a work trip tomorrow, and I wanted to get a haircut before leaving.  I was lazy today and decided to just go to a nearby salon.  With tip, I ended up spending $80.  It is a nice cut, but it's not that nice.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cherry Tomato Salad With Buttermilk-Basil Dressing

I survived my calculus class.  When all was said and done, it wasn't so bad.  I am excited that I no longer have to spend my evenings doing homework.  

If I take another calculus class, I will not take it in an abbreviated six week schedule.  I would prefer a little bit more time to let principles set in.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Banana, Coconut, and Mango Muffins with Chocolate Chips

For unclear reasons, I decided to take a calculus class this summer.  It has been a good experience for the most part.  It is good to know that I  can still think quantitatively.  

The negative aspect of the class is that it has been a huge time drain.  I have class twice a week for three and a half hours each class.  On the days I don't have class, I often have a few hours of homework to complete.  

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Candied Pecans

I have had a long week with little sleep.  Long weeks make me excited for the weekend.  

I slept less than five hours Thursday night.  I need more than five hours of sleep to function properly.  On Friday, I was doing technical analysis all day at work, and my mind wasn't sharp.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


I am going to Vietnam in a little over a month.  I bought my ticket months ago.  I have been planning our itinerary.  The basic plan was just agreed upon last Sunday.

My friend who I am traveling with is willing to go along with whatever I suggest, which is pretty flexible and kind of her.  We fly into Ho Chi Min, but we will be traveling to a few northern cities during our visit too.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Chocolate Cookies with Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Yesterday I went to a strawberry festival in Maryland with a few friends.  It was a small town affair.  There was a tractor pull and booths full of homemade knickknacks.  These even a booth for a local midwife.  

I ate some delicious strawberry shortcake topped with strawberry ice-cream.  My friends were a little resistant to waiting in line, but my force of will may have overpowered everyone else's wishes.  I really wanted some strawberry shortcake.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Peanut Butter and Bacon Pancakes

I bought a package of bacon a few weeks ago to make balsamic glazed brussels sprouts with bacon.  I had some bacon left over so I decided to make peanut butter pancakes with some crispy bacon inside.  It was a good decision.

In many parts of the world bacon is made from the back or side of a pig.  In America and Canada, it is usually made with pork belly.